The City Council allocates 279,900 euros to this benefit, a single payment that will reach 1,866 households in the first week of September
Benidorm will give the beneficiaries of the 2021 family aid an 'extra' aid of 150 euros to compensate for the rise in electricity
Benidorm City Council is going to give the beneficiaries of the 2021 family aid an extraordinary benefit of 150 euros with which "they will be able to defray, among others, the expenses that have arisen due to the increase in the electricity bill", according to announced today the mayor, Toni Pérez. The Local Government Board (JGL) today approves this complementary aid that "will reach 1,866 households in Benidorm the first week of September, the same ones that have received family aid to cover basic needs."
According to the data provided by the mayor, the City Council is going to allocate 279,900 euros to this extraordinary benefit, which will be paid directly into the bank account of the beneficiaries of the call for aid to families, so that they “will not have to do any additional procedure ”.
The mayor has emphasized that “17 months after the pandemic was declared, the economic and social consequences of this health crisis continue to hit many families that continue to have some of their members in a situation of ERTE or unemployment; families that in these difficult times see how the price of basic and necessary services such as electricity is also skyrocketing, especially in this month of August "in which" all-time highs "are being reached.
In fact, as mentioned, a recent study by the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) indicates that so far this year - until August 15 - on average Spanish households have paid 108 euros for electricity bills more than in 2020.
“With this extraordinary municipal benefit - which is in addition to the more than 1.5 million granted with the aid to families in 2021 - we want to help these households to face the increase in the electricity bill, so that the increase in the price of electricity energy does not become an added problem to your situation ”, he indicated.
After recalling that between March 2020 and March 2021, the City Council mobilized 14 million euros to serve families and the productive fabric, Toni Pérez stressed that it will continue to allocate the necessary municipal resources to inject them into the economy of “the most vulnerable and those who need it the most ”. Thus, he has advanced that "new aid will be presented soon"
Added to this extraordinary help for families is the #LuceBenidorm initiative to support the local productive fabric. As the mayor explained, it is a decoration contest aimed at commercial, service, hotel, restaurant and leisure establishments with which 1.1 million euros will be injected into the local productive fabric.